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Manufacturers call on select committees to hold inquiries to improve Britain’s stretched road and energy networks

Manufacturers call on select committees to hold inquiries to improve Britain’s stretched road and energy networks

Britain's manufacturers have written to the newly appointed MPs on the Transport, Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committees urging them to hold inquiries into the state of Britain's roads and overstretched, expensive energy network.

FTA celebrates supply chain leadership and excellence with new awards

FTA celebrates supply chain leadership and excellence with new awards

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched the FTA Logistics Awards to celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence, and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses.

Winner of FTA Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition announced

Winner of FTA Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition announced

The winner of the Freight Transport Association Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition, sponsored by Bridgestone, has been announced.

AQ Skin Solutions' supply chain is looking good

AQ Skin Solutions' supply chain is looking good

AQ Skin Solutions – a producer of a high price point range of skin care and cosmetic products designed to reduce the signs of premature ageing – has appointed Walker Logistics to manage its downstream UK supply chain.

Liverpool hosts international trade visit

Liverpool hosts international trade visit

Peel Ports has welcomed a visit to Liverpool by the Department for International Trade as underlining the trade growth potential provided by the port for the UK's post-Brexit economy.

Logistics SMEs looking East for global growth

Logistics SMEs looking East for global growth

Research for Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in advance of its flagship "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" event returning to London on 21 September 2017, found that 53% are confident in business growth in Asia and 40% see Hong Kong as the gateway into the Chinese mainland and other Asian countries.

Strategy and innovation are the themes as Carriers World celebrates 20 years with world class speaker line-up

Strategy and innovation are the themes as Carriers World celebrates 20 years with world class speaker line-up

Carriers World in London will celebrate 20 years in the wholesale spotlight later this month by featuring leading companies and organisations as carriers search for new and disruptive technologies to help them replace declining traditional revenue streams.

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment

BIFA Training expands team with first key appointment

In order to keep up with member demand – and with other opportunities on the horizon – BIFA has expanded its training team with the appointment of Graeme Wilkinson.

Manhattan Transportation Management enhancements enable the acquisition and supervision of additional shipment capacity

Manhattan Transportation Management enhancements enable the acquisition and supervision of additional shipment capacity

Manhattan Associates, Inc. has announced new additions to its Transportation Management System (TMS) to allow shippers to fully utilise the transportation market's sharing economy.

Cautious welcome for Shipping Register Targets

Cautious welcome for Shipping Register Targets

The maritime professionals' trade union, Nautilus International, has given a cautious welcome to a commitment from UK Shipping Minister John Hayes to double the number of vessels registered to the UK flag, and has called on him to ensure that this translates into more jobs for UK seafarers.